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19 Nov 2021:
"Because of its popularity with Hoosiers, Schmuhl said the [Democratic] party wanted to be on the forefront of the issue, pushing for cannabis reform. However, with Indiana Democrats push marijuana reform in 2022.
Republicans holding a supermajority in both chambers, Schmuhl admitted chances are slim."
15 Nov 2021: "He said Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces bid to take on . Republican Greg Abbott in 2022 Texas gubernatorial race
Republicans in Austin have failed to tackle larger issues, including expanding Medicaid, legalizing marijuana, improving the electricity grid and improving schools."
2 Nov 2021:
California legalized weed five years ago. Why is the illicit market still thriving? "Vast majority of the market remains underground – about 80-90%. ... Businesses frequently pay an effective tax rate of 70%, in part because they are breaking federal law and therefore aren’t able to take tax deductions." Due to Senate
Republicans (!) filibustering federal descheduling of cannabis.
15 States That Could Legalize Cannabis in 2022. "Only 14 states remain without full medical or adult-use legalization. With all traditionally blue states out of the way, red states are now weighing their options."
Vote out these dumbass conservative Republicans!
22 Oct 2021:
Luxembourg set to legalize cannabis production, consumption.
  . Excerpts: grow up to four plants per household, making it the first country in Europe to fully legalize the production and consumption of the drug. ... trading seeds would also be permitted ... possible to buy seeds in shops, to import them or to buy them online. ... government of liberals, social democrats and greens agreed in their coalition paper in 2018 ... [Note the lack of dumbass conservative parties! ]
2 Oct 2021: "I Am Not A Baby-Making Machine": Thousands March For Abortion Rights In Protest Of Texas's New Law.  . The many photos and hundreds of rallies across the nation are great. Makes me miss having hundreds of global cannabis marches.
Taliban Republicans may be crushed in the 2022 midterm elections due to this. That would be great for cannabis reform, too.
1 Oct 2021: "Depending on who voters choose as governor, and which party ends up controlling the legislature during the election, the new government [if Marijuana Isn’t Exactly On Virginia’s Ballot Next Month, But Legalization’s Fate Is, Advocates Say.
Republican ] could drastically roll back planned reforms or undo them completely,"
30 Sep 2021:
Democratic Gov. Newsom approves sweeping reforms to law enforcement in California. "allowing their badges to be permanently taken away for excessive force, dishonesty and racial bias. ... mandating that officers intercede when they see a colleague using excessive force and immediately report the incident. ... fails to intercede could be disciplined up to and including the same penalty as the officer who committed the excessive force."
27 Sep 2021: Last year, Jackie Lacey Los Angeles DA . (Democrat) moves to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana convictions
(Democrat) , then the district attorney, dismissed 66,000 convictions.
27 July 2021:
Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river. The
KKK owns law enforcement today in the
Republican state of Florida. "Even though three current and former Florida prison guards were exposed as klansmen, the state’s Department of Corrections says it found no reason to investigate whether other white supremacists were employed in its prisons."
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ( Democrat) signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana.
17 June 2021:
Connecticut Governor Plans to Sign Legal Cannabis Bill Heading to His Desk. "passed on a 16 to 11 vote, ... all the
Republicans in attendance in opposition."
10 June 2021:
19 Apr 2021:
Drug users (Republican kids too) put up against a wall and shot. Same difference, GOP let them get HIV and hepatitis. And for-profit GOP healthcare likes the business. Some murderous . Republicans rebel against needle exchanges, a powerful anti-opioid tool
13 May 2021: Minnesota House passes legal cannabis bill; no future in . Republican Senate
23 Apr 2021: Five States Where . Republicans Are Trying to Block Marijuana Legalization
"The legislation passed the House with bipartisan support in 2019, but it was ignored by the House Passes Marijuana Banking Bill With Bipartisan Support .
Republican -controlled Senate."
9 Apr 2021: "House Bill 1455, put forward by Nikki Fried: Florida . Republicans declare war on medical marijuana | Opinion
] [Republican Representative Roach (ironic, right?), declares war on Florida’s medical marijuana program and patients."
7 Apr 2021:
Virginia 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize 'Social Equity'. "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, also a Democrat, broke a 20-20 vote tie in Virginia's Senate to pass the bill. No
Republicans supported the measure."
28 Mar 2021:
31 Mar 2021:
New York Becomes 15th State To Legalize Marijuana.
. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday [March 31, 2021] ... The legislation automatically clears the records of those with past marijuana-related convictions ... State lawmakers passed the legislation mainly along party lines late Tuesday, [clueless Republicans opposed it]."
Marijuana takes center stage in New Mexico special session.
Republicans oppose social and economic justice issues.
Georgia's . Republican governor signed voter suppression law under a painting of a slave plantation  . See also:
14 Mar: Stacey Abrams calls . Republican efforts to restrict voting in Georgia ‘Jim Crow in a suit’
27 Feb 2021:
Virginia joins 15 other states in legalizing marijuana "The House passed the measure in a 48-43 vote, and the Senate approved it in a 20-19 vote. Not a single
Republican [dumbasses!] voted for the bill in either chamber."
22 Feb 2021:
Gov. Murphy ( Democrat) Signs Regulation and Decrim Bills That Officially Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey.
19 Feb 2021:
Wisconsin. . Republican leaders snuff out Governor Evers’ plan to legalize marijuana
Northern Kentucky lawmaker ( Democrat) files legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults.
7 Feb 2021:   . Will . Democrat Governor Evers proposes legalizing recreational marijuana in Wisconsin
Republican legislature pass it?
6 Feb 2021: .
Virginia Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Legalization Bills. The
Democrat governor is expected to sign it.
3 Feb 2021: And the winner of the 'most backward state' is ... Idaho! Thank you Idaho Senate approves constitutional ban on legal marijuana.
1 Feb 2021:
Kansas governor ( Democrat ): Medical pot should fund Medicaid expansion.
1 Feb 2021:
Senate . Democrats say consideration of cannabis reforms will be a priority
28 Jan 2021: Source and comments. . Free Luke Scarmazzo! Now in year 13 of a 22-year federal sentence (feds under . Republican President Bush) for running a legal medical cannabis dispensary in California  . He is in a maximum security prison in Louisiana, where he just got coronavirus.
24 Jan 2021: "These 14 states all either currently have 14 States Where Marijuana Remains Entirely Illegal.
Republican leadership or have often leaned red in past elections. Furthermore, only three of these 14 states (Idaho, Nebraska, and Wyoming) use the initiative and referendum process."
13 Jan 2021:
Virginia's Democratic Governor Unveils Bill To Legalize Marijuana As Democratic Lawmakers Schedule First Hearing. Legislators plan to move quickly to advance it.
7 Jan 2021:
US Senate Flip to Democrats Opens Door for Big Cannabis Reform.
3 Jan 2021:
Democratic governor of Illinois erases 500,000 low-level cannabis charges.
25 Dec 2020: Georgia runoff election is Jan 5, 2021. Flip the US Senate to . Democrat Jon Ossoff puts cannabis policy front and center, tweets 'Legalize It' at 4:20am
24 Dec 2020:
Georgia’s Election Might Determine the Future of Marijuana Federally.
24 Dec 2020: Federal marijuana decriminalization may come down to Georgia runoff.
23 Dec 2020: . Republican Mitch McConnell Cheers Lack Of Marijuana Banking Protections In New COVID Bill
23 Dec 2020: Georgia Senate Candidate (. Democrat) Pitches Marijuana Legalization Plan To Young Voters On TikTok
4 Dec 2020: Final legalization bill expected to pass, and be signed by governor.
New Jersey Legislature, . Democratic Governor Murphy Reach Agreement on Marijuana Legalization
House To Vote On Kamala Harris Bill Which Would Legalize Marijuana Next Week.
   . State anti-cannabis laws remain. "remove marijuana from the schedule of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act ... If Democrats regain a majority in the Senate, the legislation has a real shot at becoming law under a Biden-Harris administration."
22 Nov 2020:
A proposal to ease the federal ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies. California cannabis industry banking on bills stalled in Republican Senate.
20 Nov 2020:
'The war on drugs failed': . Democratic California lawmaker will push to decriminalize psychedelics in California
19 Oct 2020:
Democrat Northam: ‘We are going to move forward with legalizing marijuana in Virginia’. .
Dumbass Legalizing Marijuana Is Risky, Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Warns Montana Voters.
Republican claims cannabis is addictive, and peddles the gateway drug theory.
6 Oct 2020.
French Republicans (Le Républicains) fight to block legalisation of cannabis.
21 Sep 2020:
Bernie Sanders graphic below. See:
Facebook source and comments.
17 Sep 2020: "Democrats' marijuana reforms are significantly more progressive than those of the Trump administration. At the start of his administration, Trump's first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, moved to crack down on states that had legalized marijuana. ... in the administration's 2021 budget, the president removed medical cannabis protections that prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state cultivation and distribution."
Cannabis in presidential race: Biden-Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana.
5 Sep 2020:
Marijuana Is Making Its Mark on Ballots in . "Republican-led legislatures have opposed legalization measures, so proponents are going right to the voters." Republican States
4 Sep: US House of Representatives to vote on federal marijuana legalization (descheduling; allowing states to make cannabis laws) for first time; future in Republican Senate uncertain.
1 Sep 2020:
26 Aug: Mississippi . Republican governor: No plan for pardon in woman's life sentence for pot "In July, [Republican Governor] Reeves vetoed a bill that would have made more Mississippi inmates eligible for the possibility of parole." A life sentence for less than two ounces of marijuana?
31 Aug 2020:
Nebraska . Republican Governor Ricketts: 'There is no such thing as medical marijuana'
Further exposing continuing . Republicans stridently oppose Democrats' House bill to deschedule marijuana
Republican support of the racist cannabis war.
13 Aug 2020:
Pennsylvania Governor (. Democrat) Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic
"The Montana Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms.
Democratic Party adopted a platform plank endorsing marijuana legalization in June."
6 Aug 2020:
26 July 2020:
See also: New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation. . Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns
We need to vote out these Texas House Speaker Says Legalizing Marijuana 'Could Be A Help' To Budget Woes, But He'd Vote Against It.
CEO of largest marijuana company says a . blue wave could trigger legalization ‘very quickly’
Nevada Pardons 15,000+ People With Marijuana Convictions Under Democratic Governor’s Resolution. Unanimously approved by the state’s Board of Pardons Commissioners.
16 June 2020:
Colorado lawmakers let . Democratic governor mass-pardon marijuana convictions .
Democratic Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law.
11 June 2020:
"The Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions. governors of Washington State and Illinois have both issued pardons for cannabis offenses since their states legalized the plant. ... a means of addressing racial inequities." [Democratic]
- 3 and a third years of federal prohibition (no rescheduling or descheduling) by Trump and Republican Senate: Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana.
24 Apr 2020:
Top . Republicans oppose electronic signature collection for marijuana ballot measure
11 Apr 2020:
That is because Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus. . block descheduling and other cannabis reform bills in the Senate. Republicans
28 Jan 2020: Indiana . Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions
4 Oct 2019: On the other hand: 25 Sep: . Republican Trump just expanded drug testing (including marijuana) to hundreds of thousands of workers . Democrat-ruled New York City Ban on pre-employment marijuana testing to impact HR policies nationwide, experts say
19 Jul 2019: Texas . Republican Leaders Want You to Know They Really, Really Hate Marijuana
18 Jul: Texas . Republican Lawmaker Lies about Pot & Veteran Suicides to Block Medical Access
17 Jul: By . Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It . magazine Time
17 Jul 2019: Three . Republicans Stand in the Way of Federal Cannabis Reform in the US Senate . SAFE Banking Act. STATES Act. Veterans Equal Access Act. Descheduling or rescheduling cannabis.
3 Jul 2019: Wisconsin . Republican Senate leader opposes medical marijuana
2 Jul: Texas . Republicans' New Medical Marijuana Law Doesn’t Cover Veterans Suffering from PTSD
Congress Votes 267 to 165 To Block Feds From Enforcing Marijuana Laws In Legal States. The majority of Republicans opposed it. Only 8 Democrats voted against it.
12 Jun 2019:
64% of Americans support legalizing adult use of marijuana. . By Gallup Poll. 19 April: CBS poll at 65% for legalization. Senate Republicans block the will of the American people.
24 May 2019:
7 May 2019:
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds . (Republican) vetoes medical marijuana expansion bill, saying 'Iowa must proceed cautiously' on changes Republican vetoes and filibusters.
Cannabis Industry Work Costing U.S. Veterans Their Retirement Pensions. Senate Republicans refuse to allow simple majority votes on rescheduling or descheduling cannabis.
30 Apr 2019:
18 Dec 2018:
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (. Republican) says Senate won't pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana
18 Apr 2019: For the fourth time, Democrat Sargent introduces bill to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. . Republicans again threaten to block it in a state with majority support for legalization
7 Mar: Recreational Marijuana legalization bill passes New Mexico House. All Republicans opposed it.
28 Feb 2019: US Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level, with support from fellow 2020 candidates. Will Republican Mitch McConnell let it be voted on?  .
27 Feb: New Hampshire House passes recreational marijuana bill. . Republican governor threatens veto
14 Feb 2019: Democrat Senator Tim Kaine introduces bill to allow veterans access to medical marijuana through the Veterans Administration. Will Republican Senate block it?
1 Feb 2019: Clueless Kentucky . Republican Senate leader McConnell opposes election holiday to increase turnout as in other countries .
Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature. After voters dump the trump morons (male Republican leaders) who opposed recreational cannabis (
Nevada legalized in 2016).
6-7 Nov 2018:
14 Sep 2018:
Election results 2018: States legalize marijuana, felon voting rights. USA Today.
Vote out most Republicans! Ballotpedia issues: and marijuana minimum wage.
22 Oct 2018: . Republican Attorney General seeks to outlaw hashish for medical marijuana patients
17 Oct 2018: . Republican Mississippi. Medical cannabis patient gets 8 years in prison for possession of 3 pounds . See also: Cost of . Republican-led U.S. drug war
14 Oct 2018: Hemp could become a leading Minnesota crop if the . Republican legal limbo ended
27 Sep 2018: US House . Republicans Block Marijuana Tax Fairness Vote
25 Sep 2018: Texas. Leading . Republican Congressional Marijuana Opponent In Danger Of Losing Seat
Republican lawmaker wants to drug test Congress. He is a congressman, and ex-captain for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. From
Louisiana, the state with the 2nd highest incarceration rate.
14 Sep 2018: Florida. Polling: .
12 Sep 2018: candidates on wrong side of medical marijuana smoking ban Republican
Texas. Willie Nelson to headline rally for Democrat O'Rourke, running against Republican Ted Cruz . 10 Sep 2018:
Marijuana In Texas: Where Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Stand On Legalization.
11 Sep 2018:
18 Aug 2018:
. 10 Sep 2018: Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans Republican Poll.
Rick Scott. Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid. Republican
Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive. He
supports federal marijuana legalization.  .
8 Aug 2018:
3 Aug 2018:
Senate likely to pass it. Lawmakers In U.S. Territory (Northern Mariana Islands) Vote To Legalize Marijuana. governor is shaky.
New York Marijuana Legalization Hinges On Democrats Winning In November.
16 Jul 2018: Jury nullification wins in Georgia.
Jury nullification wins medical cannabis case. Georgia. . And: Georgia Republicans created near-useless medical cannabis laws .
12 Jun 2018: . 7 Jul 2018: Georgia Cops Took Their Son Away For Medical Marijuana. Now Reunited, Family Speaks Out.  
. South Carolina Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Party Primary Ballot
2 May 2018: Republicans are blocking a full vote in the legislature.
Maine Lawmakers Override Republican Governor To Start Adult-Use Marijuana Sales. 5 Apr 2018: Dumbass Louisiana Republican state lawmaker cites satirical article in argument against medical marijuana . 30 Mar 2018: Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization. "In some cases, they’re just waiting to get rid of their Republican governor."
29 Jan 2018: That illegal smile . Republicans don't like Virginia Senate
kill bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Republicans
3 Nov 2017:
Maine's Republican governor vetoes voter-approved bill to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. 
7 Apr 2017:
New Mexico's 7 Apr 2017: governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. Republican New Mexico's 7 Apr 7, 2017: governor vetoes the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. Republican Idaho's governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill. Republican
Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. Jan. 29, 2017.